LSU coach Brian Kelly provides update on health of defensive line coach Jimmy Lindsey

LSU coach Brian Kelly said Tuesday defensive line coach Jimmy Lindsey was expected to be released from a local hospital later in the day or “really soon,” one week after having a health issue at the school’s practice facility.
Lindsey, who joined Kelly’s staff this winter, was taken by ambulance to a hospital Aug. 1, just two days before LSU began preseason practice.
Kelly had some encouraging news about Lindsey’s condition Tuesday when he met with reporters after the Tigers' morning practice. It was the first update he had given since a post-practice news conference Thursday.
“We’ve gotten great reports,” Kelly said. “There's a long road of recovery ahead for him, and there’s other things he’s going to have to handle that are personal and private for the family that they’re going to have to deal with.
“But it’s very encouraging, just in the fact that I’m able to talk about him in terms of leaving the hospital. Really happy for Jimmy and certainly Lauren, his wife, who’s been there by his side every day.”
Lindsey's medical issue sent a jolt through the entire program. Kelly and athletic department officials had asked for prayers for Lindsey and his family.
John Jancek, who was coaching outside linebackers and special teams, moved into Lindsey’s role. Bob Diaco, a defensive analyst for Kelly, moved into an on-field role to assume Jancek’s duties with outside linebackers.

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